All I remember was waking up from a disturbing dream thinking "Where am I?"
There was blood everywhere and a large flap of skin on my forehead was hanging askew. I had been aboard a local public minivan in South Africa, along with a few chickens, a lot of bags from the market, and around 10 other people. The minivan was in a poor state of disrepair and we had crashed
only ten minutes into the journey.
Only a month before, on the same 6 month intern trip to South Africa, I had tried to help a friend in distress in the ocean. Before I could raise help, I realised with horror that the entire group of 5 that I was travelling with were also being pulled out by the current, and that all I could do was focus on my next breath. It wasn't long until I was so exhausted from fighting the current and constant bashing from the waves, that I wished for it be over. As a nearby surfer dragged me from the ocean, all I could think was "Let me go. It's too much already". But it wasn't my time. I made it, but my friend didn't.
Each day as I see the 12cm scar across my forehead in the mirror, I'm reminded of how short life is and how important it is to keep the bigger picture front and centre. My near-death experiences left me with a deep sense of trust that it wasn't my time, that I have a bigger mission to accomplish, and that everyday, I am grateful to be alive.
Life is short. Too short to waste time stuck in patterns that don't serve you, or a life that you don't love. My experiences left me with a deep desire to help others move from being mired down in the everyday, to see a grander vision for their life, and to find meaning and gratitude. To help you live your best life and to become aware of the stories and programs that run the subconscious mind. After teaching for 15 years and helping young students live their best life, I now help hundreds of people just like you, live theirs.
I have spent years diving deep into all things personal development, learning the best tools and the strategies to help you become the person that you know you can be. The moment that we become aware of the stories and subconscious beliefs that run our lives, amazing things are possible. And the coolest thing? Life becomes effortless. For me, it feels like after swimming against the current for so long, I am now swimming with the current. I want to help you do and feel the same.